Risk factors for nosocomial infections after cardiac surgery in newborns with congenital heart disease

Nosocomial infections are important and can result in lethal complications after cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD). It is even more critical in newborns. Garcia et  al. used a nested case-control study to evaluate the risk factors for nosocomial infections after cardiac surgery in newborns with CHD.1 From January 2012 to June 2014, 112 patients with CHD underwent cardiac surgery in a tertiary care level hospital in Mexico City, Mexico. Among these, 56 develop ed nosocomial infections, whereas another 56 patients without nosocomial infections were randomly selected from the cohort as a control group. The results revealed that the most common nosocomial infections were bloodstream infections associated with sepsis, followed by catheter-associated bloodstr eam infections, surgical-site infections, and lower respiratory tract infections.
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

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